Two months after deciding to transfer from Memphis, Taylor Reed (no relation) has made a decision on where he will continue his collegiate playing career.
In a message posted to his Twitter account late Tuesday night, the quarterback wrote “It’s Official. I’ll be an Arkansas Razorback next year!” The school has yet to confirm that Reed will be a part of the Razorbacks football team this year.
The Memphis Commercial-Appeal wrote that Reed will likely be a walk-on at Arkansas, at least for this year. His father played QB at UA as well.
Reed, who played his high school football in the state of Arkansas, started nine games in 2011 as a true freshman, throwing for 1,690 yards and 10 touchdowns.
While he was granted a release from his scholarship by first-year head coach Justin Fuente, there were several restrictions placed on the transfer which prevented him from transferring to any member of Conference USA (Memphis’ current conference) or the Big East (Memphis’ league home beginning in 2013) as well as Arkansas State, Middle Tennessee State and Ole Miss. The first two individual schools are on Memphis’ schedule the next two seasons, while Ole Miss doesn’t appear on a Tigers’ future schedule until after Reed’s eligibility expires